By: Najla Alexander
Authorities in Atlantic County reported that on Monday, September 11, 2023, Khalif Chambers, 20, of Atlantic City, pleaded guilty before the Honorable Donna M. Taylor, J.S.C., to unlawful possession of a handgun and possession of cocaine with the intent to distribute it.
Under the terms of his plea agreement, Chambers is expected to be sentenced to seven years in New Jersey State Prison with 42 months of parole ineligibility under the Graves Act.
According to officials, on January 6, 2023, an officer from the Atlantic City Police was on routine patrol when he saw a vehicle obstructing traffic.
Authorities say Chambers was identified as the passenger in the vehicle following a motor vehicle stop.
A drug detection canine positively alerted to the presence of narcotics in the vehicle, which led to a search of the vehicle and the recovery of a loaded handgun under Chambers’ seat, officials said.
Officials say a search of Chambers’ person led to the recovery of approximately one ounce of crack cocaine and cash.
During his guilty plea, Chambers admitted he intended to distribute the cocaine, officials stated
According to officials, Chambers is expected to be sentenced on October 23, 2023, and he remains incarcerated at the Atlantic County Justice Facility pending sentencing after his request to be released pending sentencing was denied.